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Using Living Labs to roll out Sustainable Strategies for Energy Poor Individuals

Objective

STEP-IN will develop a global methodology for the effective analysis and tackling of energy poverty. STEP-IN has identified three highly challenging locations with diverse characteristics across Europe including: a mountainous region in Greece, a rural area in Hungary and an urban area in the UK with low quality housing. Within each of these areas there are a range of vulnerable consumers (e.g. low income households, elderly people, single-parent households). At each of these locations a living lab will be set up which will bring together local experts and stakeholders with energy poor consumers. These labs will consist of a range of approaches including energy cafes, advisor visits and ICT systems. The ICT tools provided by STEP-IN will support consumers, advisors and local stakeholder organisations to make effective decisions. To ensure the success of the living labs STEP-IN has partnered with key local stakeholders and schemes at the chosen locations. The emphasis will be on improving the participants' quality of life through maintaining or improving comfort levels while at the same time encouraging more efficient energy usage. The energy advice provided will seek to minimize rebound effects and environmental impacts. All labs will be assessed using metrics such as energy consumption & mix, types of behavior change and levels of comfort. This will ensure that the participants benefit, while at the same time the labs’ impact can be assessed and that the global methodology is validated and can be up-scaled. This will ensure that the approaches are relevant and out with the project. The project has over 35 letters of support from organisations including regulators, MEPs, charities, energy providers, housing organisations, local authorities and Government Ministries who will take part in a stakeholder network. This will lead to the results being disseminated at local, national and EU level.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2017-CSA-PPI
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Address
5 Avenue Des Hauts Fourneaux
4362 Esch Sur Alzette
Luxembourg
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 546 052,50

Participants (12)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 334 992,50
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 273 375
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VAASAETT LTD AB OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 184 500
Address
Kalasataman Kummeli Sornaisten Rantatie 29
00500 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 220 843,75
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARIOSZ SZOLGALTATO INFORMATIKAI ESTANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
Rozsa Utca 29 2 Em 3
1077 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE GREATER MANCHESTER COMBINED AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 143 020
Address
Town Hall
M60 2JR Manchester
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MAGYAR MALTAI SZERETETSZOLGALAT EGYESULET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 69 250
Address
Szarvas Gabor Utca 58-60
1125 Budapest
Activity type
Other
REGULATORY AUTHORITY FOR ENERGY (RYTHMISTIKI ARHI ENERGIAS)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Piraeus Street 132
11854 Athens
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MUNICIPALITY OF METSOVO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 36 250
Address
Averof Street 2
44200 Metsovo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
E.ON ESZAK-DUNANTULI ARAMHALOZATI ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 22 450
Address
Kando Kalman Utca 11-13
9027 Gyor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DIFESA CONSUMATORI ED AMBIENTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 65 687,50
Address
Largo Alessandro Vessella 31
00199 Roma
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 25 568,75
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments